What's In My Water?
You’ve heard that drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is good for your health, so you monitor your water intake and feel good when you hit 64 ounces. What most people don’t consider, however, is what is in the water they are drinking that comes from their Sycamore, IL, home.
According to the EPA website, “The Safe Drinking Water Act defines the term ‘contaminant’ as meaning any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water. Therefore, the law defines ‘contaminant’ very broadly as being anything other than water molecules.” This might be more confusing than helpful because some contaminants are considered harmless while others are only harmful when they reach certain levels, and yet others aren’t considered safe at any level. So how do you determine what is in your water in Sycamore, IL, and whether or not it’s safe to consume?
First, you can start by contacting the municipality that supplies your water. Every water supplier is required to provide an annual report of the water’s quality, including any contaminants found in the water and how to rectify any problems to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You can find more information about how to find and read these Consumer Confidence Reports on the EPA’s website.
You can also get the water in your Sycamore, IL, home tested by a certified lab, which can be found through the EPA. Another option is to have a water specialist, such as Prairie State Water Solutions, test your home’s water quality. Our technicians collect and test water samples as part of our in-home consultations. Some contaminants include lead, pesticides, bacteria, and viruses, just to name a few.
If you find that you have contaminants that should be removed from your drinking water, your water specialist can provide options for water treatments that will make your water safe for you and your family to drink. This might include a reverse osmosis system or water filtration system such as the ONE™ Contaminant Reduction System.
Knowing what’s in your Sycamore, IL, home’s water is the first step in making sure that the water you are consuming is good for your body. Our technicians are trained to make the process simple, while coming up with the solution that is best for your home and family. If you want to learn more, call us at 1-630-864-7078 to set up a free consultation.